Strikeforce Fedor vs Silva Results: Fedor's Management M-1 Global Reacts to His Loss

Photo by Esther Lin for Showtime Sports.

SBNation's Luke Thomas was at the post-fight press conference. M-1 Global President Vadim Finkelstein and Evgeni Kogan spoke regarding Fedor's loss and potential retirement. They have become well-known figures to MMA fans in the past few years as they have negotiated Fedor's place in the post-Pride MMA world:

- Finkelstein says "god willing" Fedor will fight again. Hinted the fight should've gone to a third round.

- Kogan says the atmosphere in the locker room after the fight was very quiet.

- Vadim does not think it was a "clear cut" loss. He believes we will see Fedor return to MMA.

- Says the health of a fighter is the priority, so stopping it was the right decision. Somewhat contradicts what they said earlier.

- Jerry Millen is here, but not on stage.

- Finkelstein says Fedor is "really upset" because he was ready for this fight. He's had a "wonderful career" and that the stoppage isn't such a clear cut loss that it will dissuade him from competing.

- Scott Coker calls Fedor the best MMA heavyweight ever.

- The decision to retire or not retire is Fedor's, but Finkelstein says he knows Fedor and that he won't retire.

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